Friday, February 21, 2014

Back from Nashville

This will be a short post, as I am knee deep in filling orders and working on new projects.

The Nashville Market was WONDERFUL this year and I want to thank all of you for your support !!!!

Lots of shops came in with preorders which just shows you've been checking out all the blogs and I really do appreciate you attention.

Now for a peek at market.......I really didn't get out much (not that I'm complaining), but here are a few of my friends I just had to visit.......and if you see any prices, they are all wholesale, so please forgive my lack of computer skills in trying to remove them........

Shepherds' Bush had darling spring things as usual.  I'm hoping your local shops were able to get their hands on some of it for you !!
Tina & Teri are the best and it's always so good to be able to spend a little time with them........

Sweet Paulette from Plum Street Samplers had great new stuff and I was especially taken with her new reproduction sampler.......

We had to do a "Vanna" poise for Teri , who then wanted us to follow her to all the booths and do the same poise....needless to say, it didn't happen.

On to Blackbird Designs, where I also found another wonderful reproduction as well as their new book. What can I say about them that hasn't been said........they're always coming up with great stuff .........they never disappoint !!

Then I had to stop in at Needlework Press and congratulate them on their fabulous new  Kansas City Star book.

Meagan is standing in front of the scarf that inspired the whole book..........she and Vickie have really become a creative force !!

And then I snuck down to Stacy Nash's room just to get a hint of spring.......

Last, but hopefully, not least, here's a peek at my room !!

In the above picture, you can see the way I finished the new little kit (1776 Harbor)....using weeks wool (I also did it in red), nun stitched around the outer border and then stitched through the nun stitch into the wool and turned it into a tiny pillow.

That's all I managed to get ........if you want to see some great pictures, I'm sure Plum Street will not disappoint (I'd love to hire her as my official photographer in her free time...Ha, ha)

Like I said, despite bad weather and a few room glitches, etc, the market was wonderful.  I always come back home feeling refreshed and renewed, having spent time with all these creative and loving people and this year was no exception !!

I really feel so very lucky to be able to be a part of this industry.........there's nothing better than doing what you love for a living !!

Thanks again to all of you who continue to support me.......may you find time every day to take a stitch !


  1. Oh, that Make Do sampler! I can't wait to have my hands on that chart!

  2. I've already ordered your charts from a couple shops.....I like to support as many as I can. I enjoy your pieces so much.....especially the hornbook series from Old Mill last year. What's on tap for this year?!! Glad you had a good market. Needle arts will always survive.....especially with designers like you!!!!

  3. Lol, Linda!! Oh great, the pressure is on! And in another life, I'd GLADLY follow you around and photograph your things - they're so incredibly photogenic, and your room just makes my soul sigh from the peace of it all. Love! And thank you for being such a good sport when Teri made us do our best Vannas!